It's going to be a rainy weekend here in the mid-west! All of a sudden our winter wonderland has disappeared and the rain has swooped in, taking over the place. I'm actually thrilled to see the grass again. Two to three weeks of snow on the ground was good enough for me. If we don't see snow again until next winter that would be fine with me! My kids wouldn't mind one more big storm in the next few months, however. They love it!
So today I thought I'd share a question I received from a blog reader this week. Mindie emailed me asking for ideas for a packing list for her 9-day Disney World Vacation she's going on with her family in just a few weeks. The weather will be in the 70's (gotta love the winter weather in Florida!!!) and she plans to wear flats or sandals daily on her feet. She told me she has a lot of the same tops I have, so using what I have in my closet, along with some newer Anthropologie items (she has an Anthro gift card burning a hole in her pocket she'd love to use!!!) I tried to put together a list that was versatile, colorful (I like to be colorful so my kids can always find me in a crowd) and comfortable. The key to packing for a Disney vacation really is comfort, comfort, comfort! Also, I never pack any shirts that are made out of a nicer fabric (silk, etc) when I go to Disney. It's inevitable that the second you do, you'll get thrown up on or something will be spilled on you. Been there, done that, ,and won't do it again!!! Also, I almost always wear a top that a cardigan can easily be layered over to make sure I'm warm when night time hits and the temperature goes down.
So here's the packing list I came up with:
This of course doesn't include any accessories, but when I do Disney, I try to wear jewelry that won't get in the way too much. Wear shorter necklaces especially. The longer the necklaces are, the better chance they have to get caught in something and snap. You don't want to come home with broken pieces in your bag!
Hopefully this list will at least be a good jumping off point for Mindie and she can come up with the perfect packing list for her. Hope you have a great trip! =)
Are you taking any vacations soon?? I know the winter months are sometimes the most popular to get up and take off for some place a little warmer! We are actually looking forward to our upcoming vacation in March...we are taking our boys with us to England for 10 days to see my husband's brother and his family for Spring Break! We are SOOO excited! My bro-in-law and sis-in-law were nice enough to volunteer to watch the boys overnight for us while just Josh and I go to Paris for two days alone...AHHH! Yes, I'm going to Paris. I seriously die! London was exciting enough but then when Paris got thrown in there too...ya, there are no words. Now that's going to be a fun packing list to create...but challenging! I've never traveled internationally so this will be interesting.
Have you been to England? Paris? I'd love to hear anything you want to share about either! Good places to eat, great places to visit, great boutiques to shop at...give it to me! =)
Well, I'm off to start my day...as I've been typing the rain has stopped so perhaps we'll get a little break for a while. Crossing my fingers!
Hope you have a great weekend!